yacht·​ing | \ ˈyä-tiŋ How to pronounce yachting (audio) \

Definition of yachting

: the action, fact, or pastime of racing or cruising in a yacht

Examples of yachting in a Sentence

We went yachting over the weekend.
Recent Examples on the Web Piredda & Partners says the future of yachting starts now, well, with Now, a new superyacht concept penned by the fledgling Italian firm. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, "This Epic 360-Foot Superyacht Concept Has a Helipad That Doubles as a Basketball Court," 1 Apr. 2021 However, for many people interested in luxury yachting, the absence of shows has left an irreplaceable dent. Rachel Ingram, Forbes, "Could Azimut’s New 3D Virtual Showroom Signal The Future Of Yacht Shows?," 28 Feb. 2021 This yachting haven claims to have a beach for every day of the year. Sara Clemence, WSJ, "The New Covid Vacation? Moving Abroad," 26 Feb. 2021 What Happens Live last week, repeats her line that yachting wasn’t for Elizabeth. Justin Curto, Vulture, "Below Deck Season-Finale Recap: Just Desserts," 16 Feb. 2021 The 76-year-old race is the country’s most prestigious yachting event and was scheduled to start from Sydney on Dec. 26. Jason Gale, Bloomberg.com, "Sydney Covid Measures Widen Amid Northern Beaches Outbreak," 19 Dec. 2020 For more stories and our pandemic tracker, see our hub FOLLOWING THE tragic yachting accident that killed my predecessor, Buck Passer, the board decided on a change of direction at Multinational United Subsidiary Holdings (MUSH). The Economist, "What if CEOs’ memos were clear and honest?," 16 Dec. 2020 The tolerances weren’t that different from those in the yachting industry. Burkhard Bilger, The New Yorker, "The Art of Building the Impossible," 23 Nov. 2020 In Florida, where yachting is a multibillion-dollar industry, many yacht owners are looking abroad to have their boats serviced and refitted. Paul Sullivan, New York Times, "Yachts Are for More Than Lounging," 6 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of yachting

1836, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of yachting was in 1836

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13 Apr 2021

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“Yachting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yachting. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of yachting

: the activity or sport of sailing in a yacht


yacht·​ing | \ ˈyä-tiŋ How to pronounce yachting (audio) \

Kids Definition of yachting

: the activity or recreation of racing or cruising in a yacht

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